Review: 5***** Mother Goose The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury @marlowetheatre @MarcPickering @ #HomeIsWhereThePantoIs #canterbury #pantomime #mothergoose #pantoseason @ben_roddy @lloydhollett @DrRanj

I have a number of traditions at Christmas which make the season special. These include putting a green man bought at Canterbury Cathedral on the top of the Christmas tree while listening to Michael Buble, watching Muppet Christmas Carol, and cooking enough red onion chutney to feed an army. Another essential is pantomime, but notContinue reading “Review: 5***** Mother Goose The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury @marlowetheatre @MarcPickering @ #HomeIsWhereThePantoIs #canterbury #pantomime #mothergoose #pantoseason @ben_roddy @lloydhollett @DrRanj”

Review: 2** Saturday Night Fever @marlowetheatre

#Tweetingit – 2** a troubling storyline which should be updated for a modern audience and choreography that could be far more impressive particularly since the cast doesn’t sing. 5***** for the “Bee Gees” performing the classic songs. Full review to follow. Saturday Night Fever is possibly the first of the Jukebox musicals; a show jam-packedContinue reading “Review: 2** Saturday Night Fever @marlowetheatre”

Archive review: 5***** Finding Joy @vamostheatre @marlowetheatre

Originally posted on Review Hub in 2014 With Vamos theatre coming back to the Marlowe on the 4th of October, I thought it was time to reshare my review of Finding Joy. This is an amazing play and worth every tear! A fully masked play with no dialogue about dementia? Well, that sounds likeContinue reading “Archive review: 5***** Finding Joy @vamostheatre @marlowetheatre”

Review: Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play For The Nation – The Marlowe Canterbury.

#Tweetingit – 4* A fabulous and seamless collaboration by amateurs and professionals to create one of Shakespeare’s best comedies. In this, the year (and today date) of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, theatre companies are approaching Shakespeare in new and exciting ways, immersive productions, rarely performed versions, promenade performances, and tours,  trying to get as many peopleContinue reading “Review: Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play For The Nation – The Marlowe Canterbury.”

Review – Single Spies – Alan Bennett @Marlowe Theatre.

#Tweetingit – 2* “No Jokes, none at all” says Guy Burgess minutes into the play. Unfortunately, this is pretty much how I felt for the rest of the evening Alan Bennett’s double bill of plays focuses on the Cambridge 5 Spy Ring. Burgess and Blunt’s  stories are a mystery – little is known about them,Continue reading “Review – Single Spies – Alan Bennett @Marlowe Theatre.”

Review: Cats, The Marlowe, Canterbury

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Choreographer: Gillian Lynne Director: Trevor Nunn Originally Posted: #Tweetingit: Review in 140 characters – A timeless classic which both adults and children alike will love There is no doubt in my mind that this is a timeless classic. Cats ran for 21 years in London and 18 years on Broadway, makingContinue reading “Review: Cats, The Marlowe, Canterbury”

Wasted – November 2013

Marlowe Theatre Studio – Canterbury Writer: Kate Tempest Originally posted: #Tweetingit – my verdict in 140 characters 4* – Kate Tempest is an incredible poet and writer. A poignant look at our relationship with alcohol and wasted opportunities “A play by the UK’s most exciting performance poet and rapper.” This may not sound likeContinue reading “Wasted – November 2013”

Translunar Paradise – November 2013

The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury Writer/Director: Music: Kim Heron Originally posted #Tweetingit – My Verdict in 140 characters 5* Beyond stunning – there are no other words for this show. The audience leave the theatre in silence. The women wipe away the mascara and try to blot their red eyes while the men puff outContinue reading “Translunar Paradise – November 2013”

Finding Joy Review – March 2014

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury  Music and Sound Editor: Janie Armour Writer and Director: Rachel Savage Originally Posted: #Tweetingit – My verdict in 140 Characters: 5* An emotive, stunning piece created and performed by an extremely talented writer and cast. Dialogue-less mask work at its best. A fully masked play with no dialogue about dementia?Continue reading “Finding Joy Review – March 2014”

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury Director and choreograher: Matthew Bourne Set and Costume Designer: Lez Brotherston Lighting Design: Rock Fisher Sound Design: Ross Brown Music: Pyotr IlyichTchaikovsky Originally Posted: #Tweetingit – My verdict in 140 Characters: 5* A stunning, strong and intense take on a classic. Bourne doing what he does best;Continue reading “Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake”